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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2020, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Best Tires?

I am coming up on 30,000 miles on my 2018 Ford F150 King Ranch diesel. The stock tires were good, but not great. I'll make it through this winter (which has been very mild in Virginia), but will need new rubber by the end of summer. I do a good bit of off roading on a farm on easy terrain, but off road performance and on road manners will both be important. Any input on a good choice for my next tires? At the moment I'm thinking Pirelli Scorpion AT.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2020, 08:34 PM
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The best are BFG KO2s off road champions they will last 60 plus thousand miles and are 10 ply. I went through shank rice fields on them with my old Raptor. I am sure they make a smaller size, some will say Toyo but BFGs are the best.
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Tires are a very subjective matter. I have a lowly 7,000 miles on my truck and have been satisfied with the stock tires and I imagine I'll continue in a similar vein when they've worn. To help, I've had the BFG KO2s and Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac on smaller jeeps. Those are both considered among the best all-terrain tires, maybe top two. The KO2s wore out quicker and were more expensive but had slightly better road manners. The Duratracs were better value for me. I tried both in snow and found the duratracs to be better probably due to the nice sipping. KO2s are also heavier, which translates to more expense in fuel and pedal feel. The duratracs started with ok noise but with wear got noisy on the road. On gravel and mud, both performed well and I would find it hard to compare. I will say I was pleasantly surprised at the better stopping power I got with ATs over standard road tires in those conditions. For sketchy and twisty gravel roads in the mountains, stopping safety is important.

Buying a tire, you've got to be honest with yourself and your needs. I switched to an AT in my Jeep cause I was getting stuck at my favorite camp spot but was surprised at how much better gravel road driving became. I'm glad I did but the loss of power and fuel consumption were both noticeable. I won't be giving that up on my F150 and personally prefer something best on road for now.

One important thing to mention is always consider the load range on the tire you're buying. I bought Cs for my jeep and am glad I did but the F150 will need tires rated appropriately!

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I had Duratracs on my last truck and loved them for about a month. They wore horribly. Literally pulled them off with about 25k miles! Liked the way they looked though but as said above got real noisy with miles on them. Had pretty good service out of Cooper AT3's. As far as getting the appropriate rating....what is everyone using? The OEM tires on these trucks are Passenger tires correct? So would you replace with a 6ply (C load) 8ply (D) or what? There is no need at all for a 10ply E load rating tire on an F150 unless you are maybe running it with a truck camper on it I would think.
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I considered the KO2’s but went with the Nitto Ridge Grapplers. 295/60/R20. I did a 2.1” front level for them to fit, you make need to opt for a smaller size if you’re stock. They are amazing in the dirt and snow and quiet for everyday driving. Look sick too!
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I considered the KO2’s but went with the Nitto Ridge Grapplers. 295/60/R20. I did a 2.1” front level for them to fit, you make need to opt for a smaller size if you’re stock. They are amazing in the dirt and snow and quiet for everyday driving. Look sick too!
Nice setup, thanks!

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They're my favorite too! my go to brand.
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